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How to Edit NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW to the Profile Pages

edited November 2012 in Vanilla 2.0 - 2.8

Hello Community,

I am new to VanillaForums and just loving it.
Trying to setup the forum at my website . So far so good and everything looks fine here.

But, when I checked the Google Index and searching for query site:, I find that already more than 200 pages are indexed in the Google index, without any actual user activity.

This is not at all good for SEO. It is a sure-shot way to attract Google Panda penalty, which suggests you to reduce the number of low-quality pages on your domain. And after installing VanillaForums, I am finding that most of these pages are low-quality Profile pages.

First thing I want to do is to do is to add < META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="NOINDEX, NOFOLLOW" > to the header of the profile pages.

Don't know how to do that. looks like I need to edit class.headmodule.php in /applications/dashboard/modules directly. But after messing around for more than two hours, I am not able to find the clue.

Feeling like stupid.

Kindly help me out.



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    edited November 2012

    Just saw the light.

    Thinking of adding the following to the robots.txt in the root folder of the domain.

    Disallow: /index.php?p=/profile/

    Disallow: /index.php?p=/dashboard/

    Will that be alright?

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